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. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. a short time ago, mr. obama brought some of the newtown families and gabrielle giffords into the rose garden at the white house. major garrett was there. major? >> reporter: scott, somber and frustrated, president obama said the gun control debate will not end because the senate could not muster 60 votes for expanded background checks. he stood, as you said, with some of the sandy hook families. mark barden, who lost his son daniel in that mass shooting, spoke first and said washington has not heard the last of this issue. >> we'll return home now disappointed but not defeated. we return home with a determination that change will happen. maybe not today, but it will happen. it will happen soon. we've always known this would be a long road, and we don't have the luxury of turning back. we will keep moving forward and build public support for common- sense solutions in the areas of mental health, school safety and gun safety. >> reporter: with his wife and two surviving children beside him, barden spoke of his son daniel and recited what is known in
're welcome. >> bwn: later, mr. obama spoke >> brown: and as the investigation continues, so too the mourning. as we heard, president obama came to boston today to attend a memorial service for victims of the bombing. hundreds lined up before dawn this morning, hoping to secure one of the 2,000 seats in boston's roman catholic cathedral of the holy cross. tight security blanketed the area and many were turned away. >> we have to live, we have to go on with our lives. we don't know why things happen and it could be any on eof us and i know we just pray and we just stay strong with each other. >> when i see stories, i get really sad, really sad. it bothers me on so many levels, but boston is tough. this city is tough, we'll get through it. >> brown: inside, prominent politicians, including massachusetts senators elizabeth warren and mo cowan and former governor and presidential candidate mitt romney, joined in honoring the bombing victims. mayor thomas menino, who missed the marathon because of a broken leg, praised boston for its strength in the face of the tragedy. >> nothing can defeat the h
president obama and senator by allegedly sending them tainted letters. paul kevin curtis was arrested yesterday, but maintains he is innocent. lab tests confirmed a letter sent to mississippi republican senator roger wicker contained ricin. and the f.b.i. confirmed the deadly poison was also in a hod both were intercepted at off- if convicted, curtisld fac 15 yup to rs in prison. flooding became a problem for people in the upper midwest today, as rivers overflowed their banks. at least nine states are experiencing flooding or will soon. and the u.s. army corps of engineers announced it's closing part of the mississippi river to commercial navigation starting tomorrow. heavy rain fell across the region, making the flooding worse. and in chicago, a sinkhole opened up on a street on the city's south side and swallowed three cars. a former justice of the peace has been charged in the killings of a north texas district attorney, his wife, and an assistant prosecutor. eric williams has been in jail since saturday for making terror threats related to the case. the murdered officials prosecut
in the drone attack. the legalization if you're an american and overseas and participating -- >> the obama administration has used this legal argument to justify their drone attacks. it's not unfamiliar to them. >> about a year ago or so, the nypd came under fire for some listening in this -- using surveillance techniques on certain groups. >> in new jersey. >> in new jersey. >> right. >> there was a thing going back and forth between new york, new jersey, whether they were allowed to do this or not. with all this going on, aren't we making the case for more of that rather than less of that? >> yeah, we have to do more of it. it's very uncomfortable. it's very -- none of us want to give up any of our privacy, understandable. the reality is this is how you stop them. this is the only way you have to stop them. that is getting the information in advance. they're doing everything they can to hide what they're doing. law enforcement, intelligence agencies, they have to be able to do everything they can to intrude into them to find out what they're doing. >> mayor, as far as i can tell, we knew
: and this is a special western edition. good evening. the hunt is on tonight for a killer. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the reviewing stand injured bystanders and knocked some runners off their feet. and second later there was another blast just down the block. at least two people have been killed, more than 120 wounded and many of them are in critical condition at this hour. rescuers pulled the injured away in wheelchairs at one point. at least one bomb that did not explode was reportedly recovered at the scene but there is conflicting information about that as this story continues to develop in the evening. tonight downtown boston is essentially locked down. police have urged people to go home and avoid large crowds just to be safe. the attack came at the end of the boston marathon, one of the oldest and most famous of the world's marathons. a grueling 26-mile race into downtown boston ending on boylston str
they can find this killer but today is about grieving. at this church president obama and the first lady will come here to try to comfort the heart broken city. >> three daze after terror, a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join the boston residents at a service dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. >> they will remember those killed, 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the 200 people who were injured include those still in the hospital. also, a major break in the investigation. authorities believe they now have a clear image of suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord & taylor store showing a man near the finish line using a cell phone with a black back strapped across his chest. >> if the f.b.i. has a face from surveillance video at lord & taylor or local television they could be able to use facial recognition software to run that face against databases. >> in addition, f.b.i.ing as are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker record
to stay indoors. district in chechnya. president obama has been ti esident to russian president obama praised the close cooperation that the united states has received from russia concluding in the wake of the boston attack. the white house statement said the two leaders agreed to continue cooperation on counter terrorism and security going forward. next remark by secretary of state john kerry and mexico's foreign secretary. then the annual state department report on human rights released. after that is a senate hearing n immigration legislation. secretary of state john kerry and mexican foreign secretary jose antonio meade met to discuss foreign relations. before we begin, i want to just say that as a father and grandfather, my thoughts are of course in my hometown right now, boston, where events are still unfolding and the entire city is on lockdown. ctinuintoearn eve nt autheack on monday and the pursuit of justice following it. it is fair to say that this entire week we have been in a pretty direct confrontation with evil. i want to congratulate and thank all of the law enforcemen
during your open periods. >> the obama administration has chosen to survive the suspect in the boston marathons in a civil trial. did they do the right thing? 90 seconds, sir. >> i believe that president obama and his justice department are completely committed to ensuring that justice is done in this case. all voted president obama last week. he said that justice would be done in this case. if in the opinion of president obama and his justice department, the proper place for prosecution is here in the federal district court system of the state of massachusetts, i believe that the court system here in massachusetts can provide that kind of a venue in order to hear this case. i defer to president obama. i defer to his justice department. if in their judgment, this is the proper place in order to conduct that trial. >> thank you, sir. mr. lynch, 90 seconds. >> i think we have sufficient laws in our criminal system to prosecutor terror its, number two if you will. i think the effort to classify baptsant. nemy com i've been to gitmo and i've been involved in the process of trying to find
-existing conditions are being told basically by the obama administration, sorry, we didn't plan for you. mr. gardner: and i understand the money republicans would propose to spend to address this -- mr. wrung: and i understand the money the republicans would spend on this issue, the obama administration wants to spend on advertising, advertising the exchanges, dvertising how the obamacare will work. >> this is the helping sick americans act. tomorrow we're going to defund the preventive care act, the slush fund in the affordable care act that has been going for everything from paths and bike paths and advertising campaigns and spaying and neutering dogs, instead we're going to move that money, defund it, pay down about $8 billion on the deficit and we're going to move money into these high-risk pools that are run by the states that are going to take care of sick americans. mrs. roby: and we look forward to that debate in the next two days. we are closing in on the end of our hour, we are just joined by mr. griffin, the gentleman from arkansas and as you know, we are talking about tonight, this is ht
involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
but that is not confirmed by abc7 news. the grieving continues in boston with president obama and the first lady heading here tomorrow for a memorial in on of victims. >> thank you. the bay area boy injured in the boston bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is
shrapnel type wounds. the white house is calling it an act of terror. president obama made it clear whoever is responsible will be brought to justice. >> we still not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts but make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> several more unexploded devices were found but there is some confusion as to exactly how many. also police initially said a third explosion happened at the john f. kennedy library but later said it was related to a fire. >> the explosions in boston have prompted concerns hoff of homeland security and have affected air travel around the country -- >> several flights have landed at reagan national from boston this evening. they are -- we also are noticing that the passengers are speaking in shock and disbelief about the explosions. there have been delays all over the country. >> logan airport had tweeted that the f.a.a. is
these two men. president obama watched the whole thing unfold on television and got a abbreviating from national security staffers. he says it brings a chapter to a close but they deserve the motive in one of the most horrifying terror attacks in the nation's history. >> reporter: good to see you. a sense of relief as you can see from the pictures and sound from boston and also here at the white house what has been a long week at the white house but also west, texas going through an horrific situation. when the president came into the briefing room he noted that, as well. people dealing with tremendous grief in west, texas. he was following all the riveting moments on television and then he got a briefing officially informing him that the second suspect had been taken into custody alive. he got a phone call from robert mueller informing him about the details and the president talked about the nation coming together. take a listen. >> boston police and state police and local police across the commonwealth of massachusetts responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days. to
8-year-old martin richard. president obama called the bombing a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage of any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop. in fact, they'll be probably running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off at least until thursday. >> now, the white house is still not commenting on whether they believe this attack was carried out by a domestic or a foreign threat. but we can tell you that president barack obama will be here in boston. he's slated to arrive on thursday morning, while he will preside over an inner faith service. reporting live from boston,
looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city, and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital, as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. they're going to be looking at bomb fragments. they'll also look at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >>> with more on the search for clues, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is b
had a chance to fly back with president obama for the special mass that we had -- special service we had at the holy cross cathedral. i have to honestly say i have not seen my president so mad, so angry, so frustrated as he was at that vote that was basically forced by the n.r.a. on the republican caucus in the u.s. senate. i think that ed is right in the sense in that we have to make sure the forces for accountability are greater than the forces of the n.r.a. and of these special interest groups whoever they may be. there should be a course of independence. i'm happy to say that i have always taken that independence stand. i have suffered for it sometimes, and -- but i think -- look, i know who i work for in the united states house. i know who i'll work for in the united states senate. it won't be any democratic leaders. it won't be the people who picked mr. markey. it will be the people of massachusetts that i work for. >> mr. markey. >> look, i'm proud to have been endorsed by the "boston globe" yesterday. and by the sierra club. and by groups that are trying to end gun violence,
six o and six of them are in critical condition. president obama visited with some of the wounded today after speaking at an interfaith service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. many considered it one of the eresident's most passionate parthes. it was part sermon, part pep talk, and major garrett was there. major. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech from day one in the oval office was one he feared he would have to give but hoped he never would, a speech about civilians killed and wounded by an act of terrorism in americahis wah. the president wrote the speech himself. he finished it aboard air force one as he flew here. tried to fortify this wounded hey and he remembered three lives cut short. >> if they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. ( applause ) not here in boston. not here in boston. crystal was always smiling. alwe who knew her said with her red hair and freckles and her ever-eager willingness to speak he
civilians it is an act of terror. >> reporter: but mr. obama said the response proves the attackers will not get their way. >> fun to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. in the coming days we will pursue every effort to get to the bottom of what happened and we will continue to remain vigilant. >> reporter: here at the capitol, members of congress put aside partisan differences to mourn the victims and praise the first responders and they vowed the nation will have justice and will not give in to terror. >> federal bureau investigation, department of homeland security are investigating this as aggressively as possible. as the president said last night, rest assured that the perpetrators will feel the full weight of justice for this terrible crime. >> for most of us, it's hard to imagine now anyone could even contemplate doing something like this. but, as always, as a nation, we face this sad reality head on and show the world that america does not cower in the face of it. >> reporter: the secretary of homeland security, ja
the latest on the investigation into who was behind the attack, which president obama now calls a "terrorist act." >> brown: three people were killed and more than 150 were injured, many critically. hari sreenivasan talks with a trauma doctor who led a team that treated the wounded. >> one of our trauma surgeons ran the marathon and when he finied realized what was happening and came in to operate on some of the patients. >> ifill: and the daily download team looks at social media's role in spreading tragic as well as healing messages. >> brown: then, the supreme court takes up a child custody case that tests the scope of a federal law intended to protect native american families. marcia coyle recaps today's arguments. >> ifill: and a new bipartisan report finds that after 9/11, the u.s. "engaged in the practice of torture" with detainees. we talk with two of the authors. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundat
graduate student lu lingzi was set for this evening. back in washington, president obama also observed a moment of silence at the white house as did the u.s. senate. but tempers flared earlier at a senate hearing. iowa senator chuck grassley was one of several republicans who've said the bombings, allegedly by two chechen immigrants, raise questions about immigration reform. >> i think we're taking advantage of an opportunity where once in 25 years we deal with immigration to make sure that every base is covered. >> brown: that sparked a heated exchange between grassley and new york democrat chuck schumer. >> i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months and years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say anything about... >> i didn't mean you, mr. grassley. >> those remarks were not aimed at anyone on this committee or the three witnesses. there are people out there; you've read it in the newspapers; they've said it. >> brown: there were
this one from february 28, rick cline an obama supporter, pointing out that the republicans offered obama the keys to undo all of this, to soften the blow, make sure the money we cut was quality of life improvement programs. he is has decided to inflict as much pain as possible on the american people for a purely political reasons. >> megyn: leslie? >> how much time do i have. i am touched that you and fellow republicans are so concerned about my traveling from l.a. to orlando with two toddlers tomorrow with an additional two and a half hour delay. thank you. i know how concerned you are. no, chris, you guys had an opportunity when you talk about opportunities to sit down and not even have the sequester happen. do you remember when the president listed all the areas that would be affected with cuts one of which was air traffic control. you also remember republicans saying at that time, it was a fear tactic. it wouldn't happen. now that it is happening, he is making it happen for political reasons. air traffic as union employees, union back democrats. the unions say then and now that was a
. the legalization if you're an american and overseas and participating -- >> the obama administration has used this legal argument to justify their drone attacks. it's not unfamiliar to them. >> about a year ago or so, the nypd came under fire for some listening in this -- using surveillance techniques on certain groups. >> in new jersey. >> in new jersey. >> right. >> there was a thing going back and forth between new york, new jersey, whether they were allowed to do this or not. with all this going on, aren't we making the case for more of that rather than less of that? >> yeah, we have to do more of it. it's very uncomfortable. it's very -- none of us want to give up any of our privacy, understandable. the reality is this is how you stop them. this is the only way you have to stop them. that is getting the information in advance. they're doing everything they can to hide what they're doing. law enforcement, intelligence agencies, they have to be able to do everything they can to intrude into them to find out what they're doing. >> mayor, as far as i can tell, we knew about nidal malik hasan
on immigration, particularly in the congress. people a few immigration who said obama helped them. but he got himself arrested protesting the deportation policy in 2010. from what i understand it's been difficult for the president to figure out what his role is because he really is supposed to be doing the cheerleader role for the house and senate rather than actually being presidential in the sense of -- >> or negotiating. >> or negotiating. >> keep in mind when this was last being, the same concept was last being discussed in the bush administration, there were members of both the department of homeland security and the commerce department up on the hill every day when they were doing this i'm not seing that now. >> thank you very much for your time, appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] "usa a discussion with today" founder al neuharth, then nbc's senior political editor mark murray. al neuharth died last week at the age of 89. he founded "usa today" and the freedom forum. he was born in 1924 in sou
: mike, thank you for being here. good to speak with you. mike baker. connell: president obama will deliver a statement at 11:30 a.m. eastern time. one of the questions people have brought up after the bombing yesterday and we will start to get into this today and the coming days, what if any impact they will have going forward on our economy. dagen: peter barnes has much more on this. peter: we looked at research reports on the impact of attacks of 9/11 back in 2001. the current economy has shown some softness recently in job creation and retail sales. any hits to consumer confidence may make things worse. two economists that i have talked to this morning do not think it will get too bad. the 9/11 attacks were targeted for the financial systems. consumer confidence rose sharply after the 9/11 attacks. experiencing the biggest monthly drop in a decade. the attacks caused more than 400 mass layoffs and displaced 130,000 workers. industrial production fell back then. the unemployment rate jumped more than a half a percentage point. we were already in a recession that september. w
as soon as it starts. president obama for the first time called the attack terror. we'll also dig into the details of the devastating bomb blasts, heroic efforts of first responders, runners and bystanders and how this tough city and great country move forward after this cowardly act. bill hemmer has been on the scene and joins us. what the latest? >> reporter: good evening to you from massachusetts general. the surgeons came out about 90 minutes ago and one of the updates is truly stunning. they say they do not expected any of the patients here to lose any life. that is what they described as the good news. then they talked about people patients earlier today that came out of sedation that had their legs amp updated. they said they were happy to be alive. that is what is happening to the hospital. we move into the investigation, the forensics is the heart of this. what was the bomb made of. what did it do when it was detonated? what was sent out that injured and killed three people here in boston? that is an investigation that is ongoing. i know you will talk a little more about
to president obama, vice president biden for their leadership and standing strong and continuing to fight for a safer america. i would like to say they're see forhank you to the senators legislation that would keep guns out of hand and save lives. they stood by us right from the beginning. they were with us. we will not be defeated. we are not defeated. we will not be defeated. we are here now. we will always be here. we have no other choice. we are not going away. every day more people are killed in this country because of gun violence. our determination grows stronger. we leave washington hoping that others, both here and across the country, will join us in making the sandy hook promise. i pledge that we have great hope that more senators will take literally. i would like to end i repeating the sandy hook thomas begins, our hearts are broken. our spirits is not. thank you. it is now my great pleasure to introduce the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> good job. , in few months ago response to too many tragedies, including the shootings of a u.s. congressman, gab
, president obama and the first lady will be at this church to comfort the heartbroken city. three days after terror. today a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join boston residents at a service later this morning dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. they will remember those who were killed, 8-year-old martin richard and 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the nearly 200 people who were injured including those still in the hospital. also this morning, a major break in the investigation, authorities believe they now have a clear image of the suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord&taylor store showing a man near the finish line with a cell phone and a black back across his chest. if the f.b.i. has a face from the video at the lord & taylor or from local division, they may be able to use facial recognition software so run the face against databases. >> in addition to video and foes the tech agents are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker recovered at the crime scen
. but one of power and love and self displinn. -- discipline. >> bret: president obama saying we will finish this race. we'll bring in our panel and judge napolitano, fox analyst . charles lane writer for the washington post and charles krauthammer. charles, the video and imannuals and your thoughts? >> they will have to weigh the fact they will not get a huge amount of information a lot disruptive and extraninous. i believe they released it for two reasons. the raduous of escape is large. three days and like you drop a stone in the pond and ripple affects and i am sure they have looked at video from the airports if you live in new england as i did once, the drive to the canadian border is not long and in canada it might be easy tore escape. they wanted make sure the escape raduous stase where it is and america in america can look at this . second is the problem of trying to differenteate this from other images. what they also want to do is have everybody on the scene look immediately at the brack - background which they might have dismissed to see if these two guys appears and they could ge
control. you had f-minus rating from the nra. >> my only f-minus ever. >> chris: here was president obama's angry reaction wednesday after the gun bill voted down in the senate. >> the fun lobbies and allies lied about the bill and claimed it would create a big brother gun registry, though the bill did the opposite. this was a shameful day for washington. >> after this week, gun control wasn't going anywhere. does this sense, if this was a big event for america, the sense of increased anxiety about the personal safety. does it make gun control steeper climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. this is about closing the gun show loophole, something that nra used to support. this is not about reducing guns that people own already or the kinds they own or anything like that. what happened, this took momentum away and diluteed the momentum for the bill. attention paid elsewhere. it lost. i hope rand paul's effort to put on negative adds against susan collins, republican who had the courage to vote the close the gun show loophole will be decried by the people of maine. i makes no sen
.r.a. >> my only f minus, ever. >>chris: you earned it. here is president obama's angry reaction on wednesday after at the gun bill was voted down in the senate. >> the gun lobby and the allies lied about the bill. they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry although the bill did the opposite. all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >>chris: after the week and the vote in the senate gun control was not going anywhere, this was a big event for america, does the sense of increased anxiety about the personal safety does that make gun control even steeper of a climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. understand, the bill was just about background checks, closing the gun show loophole, something that the n.r.a. used to support. it was really not about reducing the number of guns that people already own or the kinds they can own or anything like that. i think what happened was, sadly this took attention away, diluted the momentum, for this bill. attention was paid elsewhere. then it lost. i hope that rand paul's efforts, for example, to put on th
-minus ever. >> chris: here was president obama's angry reaction wednesday after the gun bill voted down in the senate. >> the fun lobbies and allies lied about the bill and claimed it would create a big brother gun registry, though the bill did the opposite. this was a shameful day for washington. >> after this week, gun control wasn't going anywhere. does this sense, if this was a big event for america, the sense of increased anxiety about the personal safety. does it make gun control steeper climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. this is about closing the gun show loophole, something that nra used to support. this is not about reducing guns that people own already or the kinds they own or anything like that. what happened, this took momentum away and diluteed the momentum for the bill. attention paid elsewhere. it lost. i hope rand paul's effort to put on negative adds against susan collins, republican who had the courage to vote the close the gun show loophole will be decried by the people of maine. i makes no sense for the republican party to circumstance the wagons an
hard. >> president obama will travel to boston. you will hear for the next 25 minutes what the president and others had to say. you also hear from vice president joe biden and about five minutes. senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell, and members of the house, including speaker john boehner. president obama spoke this morning saying, among other things, that the bombings were an active terrorists. -- an act of terrorists. >> good morning, everybody. i've just been briefed by my national security team, including f.b.i. director muller, attorney general holder, secretary napolitano, and my counterterrorism and homeland security advisor, lisa monaco, on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims. their families and the city of boston. explosionst two gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act and
confirmed fatalities with three people still missing. more than 200 people were injured. president obama has now pledged federal aid to the town where "abc 7 news" reporter laura anthony continues to cover the story. she spoke to residents that have not lost their spirited even though they lost their homes. >> everything is gone. the ceiling is gone. >> do you feel luc you got out? >> lucky for my wife. it fell on top of her. >>he reports that all 144 patients in a nursing home survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt at the senate. at 1:00 in palo alto, congresswoman joins michael thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome of the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support that effort. >>> the north bay little league season has been cancelled indefinitely after shots were fired a game this week. an emergency meeting mgt will be held to discuss issues. >> reporter: the field where major all-star pitcher played as kid is immaterial. the sounds of baseba
the obama administration will allow us that and they have a bad track record. >> and this is not the course the administration will take. they will take reading him his rights after national security exception has run out and prosecuting him in a federal court as well. >> molly: thank you. >> megyn: more breaking news. news reporting that federal charges have now been filed against the surviving suspect. though they are reportedly being filed under seal. that means we don't get to see them. they will have to let it's know what the charges are but perhaps not all the supporting information. in a case of this magnitude there is no way they are going to keep the charges private and not public. in other words, what exactly has he been charged with? a terrorist act, using weapons of mass destruction? these were all on the potential list of charges. so we'll try to get more on what they plan to release to the general public in terms of what they say this man on your screen is actually guilty of according to our federal prosecutors. also, new reaction from the white house about the bombing investi
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: but south carolina republican lindsey graham said the measures being touted by president obama and most democrats would do little to reduce gun violence. >> the president wanted three things done. he wanted to ban assault weapons. he wanted to limit magazine sizes. and he wanted to impose a universal background check. well all three of those concepts are going to be on the floor of the united states senate for a vote, and they're all going to lose. why? because they're not the solution to the problem we all face. >> on this vote the yeas are 54, the nays are 46. >> reporter: in the end, as vice president biden presided, the background check amendment failed to clear the 60-vote threshold needed to pass. the concealed firearm measure and the ban on assault weapons. also failed. but late in the day, senate democrats-- joined by family members of victims of gun violence-- pledged to keep up the fight. >> i want everyone to understand this is just the beginning not the end. the forces so obsessed with defeating any commonsense reforms whatsoever, they lost site of big picture. >> reporter:
conference president obama spoke from the white house. >> good evening, everybody. tonight our nation is in debt to the people of boston and the people of massachusetts. after a vicious attack on their city the people of boston responded with resolve and determinations. they did their part as citizens and partners in the investigation. boston police, state police, and local police responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days. tonight, because of their determined efforts we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. i've been briefed earlier this evening after the attacks on monday, i directed the full resources of the federal government to be made available to help state, local authorities in the investigation and to increase security as needed. over the past week, close coordination over state and local officials to track down leads has been critical to this effort. they all work as they should, as a team. we are extremely grateful for that. we o'a tremendous debt of gratitude to all of our law enforcement professionals. these men and women get up every day an
to president obama by phone yesterday to offer condolences over the terrorist attack. given tamerlan tsarnaev's extensive postings of jihaddist videos, it strikes some as peculiar that the f.b.i. just did not follow up. >> if the fssb, the russian internal security services told us that someone was involved with the chechens, that would, in my mind, necessitate significant coverage for a period of a sustained period of time. did that happen? this is going to be the question for the bureau. they're going to have to answer these things. >> and the mother of the two suspects told russian television on friday that her son was controlled by the f.b.i. for three to five years, quoting from her, they knew what my son was doing. they knew actions and on what sites the internet he was going, end quote. in a statement that extensively praises the f.b.i.'s handling the case, the house homeland security chairman mike mccall left open this window for further exploration of this. quote, in the coming weeks, the homeland security committee will ask how this happened and how we can prevent it from happening
bad. it's a black guy for the obama administration, congress and the faa. this is going to come back and haunt washington in a major way. connell: you said it would be disastrous for the administration. why? >> well, i think ultimately the jury understands there are always ways to cut spending. it would make the obama administration appear as though it is making six. there has to be some other way to reduce expenditures that do not impact flight times and everything. do not think this looks good for congress or the obama administration. connell: most people believe that it is the big four medicare and the fence that would really hit the budget and that is where we would really have to cut back. we do that, there will be political fallout from everything. they like their social security. they like their better. >> yes. i think so. the real problem is government overspent. we also have a lack of growth. if you have strong economic growth, you would not have these problems of revenue shortfalls that come into spending. ultimately, this is pretty basic. there is a lot of pork in the budg
in the blast the 76 people remain in the hospital. 20 of them are critical. president obama will visit best temperature to take part in a prayer vigil for the victims. >> there is encouraging news for the family of a martinez boy injured in the explosions. friends and neighbors are coming together to help raise money for the family to deal with their expenses. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has more. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern and the family. custody no different, mountain mike's pizza will raise money to help the family with their expenses. 11-year-old aaron hern was waiting to his mom at finish line at the boston marathon and one of the bombs went off. shrapnel from the blast tore into his thigh, he remains hospitalized at children's hospital. friends and complete strangers have been organizing fundraisers for the family. last night, rocks on main raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner for the family at $5 a plate. the owners' grandchild go to school with aaron hern. >> i go on facebook and talk about my specials of the
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